The barefoot trail goes through the Gontner upland moor from Jakobsbad to Gontenbad. Experience the unusual and varied sensations of walking barefoot and let yourself be surprised. Fields and streams alternate with rocky and asphalted sections, and there are Kneipp stations at the beginning and end of the trail so you can wash your feet. You can also bathe your arms in the «arm bath fountain» based on the Dr. Kneipp model, which lies halfway along the trail at the «Toobeschopf Museum». In Gontenbad you'll also find the famous natural mud bath where you can relax not only your feet, but your entire body.
Variation A: Since the barefoot trail goes along the route of the Appenzeller Railways, parts of the route can also be taken by train.
The barefoot trail covers mainly open terrain. While there are a number of restaurants nearby, you should wear some sort of head covering on hot days.
We ask that barefoot hikers stay on the trail. For safety reasons, you may not walk on the golf course. Farmers would appreciate it if guests do not walk in long grass.
The trail can be followed in both directions.
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Tour history (B00874)
First published: Samstag, 11. Oktober 2008
Last updated: Donnerstag, 12. März 2015
Tour published by: GPS-Tracks.com powered by GEO-Tracks GmbH